Tips For Making The Most of
Your Fall Clothes On A Budget
Every fall we like to give our wardrobes a refresh -- it makes sense as the seasons and activities change and our fashion needs change. But sometimes our wallets aren't as ready for change as we are. Here are 5 ideas for making the most of your fall clothes on a budget.
Identify Core Pieces
You don't need a lot of clothes to have a lot of outfits, and putting together your fall wardrobe should be easier than deciding on home decorations. The key to dressing well is having a few core pieces that are versatile. Think about the things you feel good wearing -- pants, skirt, dress -- and things you wear often. These are the items you'll use as your base to build on and create unique outfits. You only need a few, but you should feel very comfortable in them and like the way they look on you.
Simply Add Sleeves
The temperatures are dropping and your instincts are telling you to cover up, but that doesn't mean you have to let go of your favorite summer tops just yet. If the color is right, those sleeveless tops and tanks can be transformed into fall favorites with the addition of a cozy cardigan. This means you can raid summer sales for cute tops to add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe. Extending seasonal items is one of the best ways to stick to your budget and make use of favorite items before the styles lose steam.
The Right Fall Colors
Your core pieces don't necessarily have to be neutral colors to match everything. Choose colors that you like or that suit your coloring. You don't have to choose fall colors -- they don't look good on everyone. The only thing you should worry about is whether or not you like it. If you feel good wearing certain colors, chances are you'll look good, too.
Another way to extend the stay of summer favorites is with a pair of leggings in a neutral color. Any tunics or tops you may have worn with summer skirts or even short dresses can dress up a pair of leggings. Your legs stay covered to protect you from brisk fall air while your outfit stays bright and perky as the days get darker.
Don't underestimate the power of accessories. A scarf, headband, or the right pair of tights can dramatically change an outfit. They can unify the different elements of your outfit to create a one-of-a-kind look one week and, using a different accessory, create a different look with the same pieces the next week. Even baseball tees can be transformed into multiple outfits with the right accessories.
The important thing to remember while you're clothes shopping on a budget is to have a consistent style. With a few coordinating pieces, you can create a multitude of outfits without spending a lot of money and still look fabulous.